African Violets

African Violet Propagation

Anonymous added on October 18, 2011 | Answered

Hi, I have tried to propagate a miniature African Violet by leaf cutting but sadly leaf rot kicks in just after the plantlets appear. How can I do a good job without having another mishap?

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Answered on October 18, 2011

Have you tried dusting the leaf cutting with rooting hormone? Most rooting hormones also contain fungicide, which helps keep rot away. You should also try a faster draining soil or watering less. Rot is frequently caused by too much water and cutting back on moisture will help keep it away.

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